Indoor Ice Climbing for Two
Do you have what it takes to climb this 50 feet colossus? More than five times bigger than any other indoor ice climbing wall in the world, this is the perfect place to go ice climbing, even if you've never grasped an ice axe before. After a full safety briefing and being issued with the essentials, you'll tackle the icy wall with full supervision from your expert instructor, using a top-roped belay safety system. There are routes to suit every level of experience, ranging from simple, easy angled slopes for the beginner, through to hanging bollards and gully features for more experienced climbers. This is a thrilling experience which may be the first of many more to come.
- Full briefing on safety and basic climbing techniques
- Climb the ice using a top-roped belay safety system
- Hire of all climbing equipment and boots included
- Availability Description
2.30pm on Wed, Thurs, Sat and Sun. Allow at least four weeks advance notice for weekend bookings. Carry on climbing for the day and pay member prices (must be competent climbing unsupervised).
- Participant Guidelines
Minimum age is 16. Parental consent is required for under 18s. There are no weight or height restrictions, but the minimum boot size is adult four. You'll need to be reasonably fit; as a guide you should be able to hold a 1kg weight at arms length.
The session lasts two and a half hours. This includes kit talks and safety briefing.Please arrive a few minutes early to ensure a prompt start.
- Numbers on the Day
Expect a ratio of 1:6 instructors to climbers. There will be a maximum of six people on the course.
- Dress Code
No waterproofs required. Lots of warm layers (multiple thin layers are more effective than a single bulky layer) and a pair of gloves required. All technical climbing equipment and specialist ice-climbing boots will be provided.
- Other Info
The Ice Factor is the National Ice Climbing Centre and at 800 square metres is the world's largest indoor ice-climbing wall, with an ice cave, ice pillar, neve wall and fall-out gully.